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ARTiculation Scotland Final

13 Mar 2019

The Art Collection are hosting the Scotland final of ARTiculation - the annual public speaking competition for students aged between 16 and 19.

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Autumn Art Lecture

15 Nov 2018

Drift. Float. Drown. Dance: Reflections on Refuge from a Calabash

Autumn Art Lecture

Photographer talk: The European Dream

13 Nov 2018

Anna Pantelia is an award-winning photojournalist and the Field Communications Manager for Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). She was the official photographer for CERN between 2012-2014.

Photo by Anna Pantelia

Film screening - A View of Love/Un Balcon sur la mer

8 Nov 2018

A View of Love/Un Balcon sur la mer (2010) is a romantic mystery film about three French children who left Algeria very suddenly during the last violent months of the War of Independence in 1962.

Film screening teaser image

Travelling Gallery

8 Nov 2018

For one day only the Art Collection will be hosting the Travelling Gallery. The Gallery is showcasing a new solo exhibition Black Box Take Stock by Glasgow-based artist Gordon Douglas.

Travelling Gallery

50 Objects Exhibition

11 Jun 2018 to 1 Nov 2018

This exhibition will showcase some of the fascinating objects and photography featured in the commemorative publication, Fifty: The University of Stirling in 50 Objects published last year.

The Stirling in 50 objects book

Pathfoot Press Open Afternoon

7 Sep 2018

The Pathfoot Press is open to visitors - come and try your hand at printing your own keepsake bookmark.

Pathfoot press

Hands on skills: printing, editing and understanding variants

3 Sep 2018

A unique opportunity for PhD students to gain practical experience using a mid-19th Century printing press and a Hinman Collator.

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1967 Exhibition

4 Sep 2017 to 1 Aug 2018

The Art Collection will focus on the cultural impact of 1967, the year the University opened its doors to students for the first time.

1967 Exhibition image

Festival of Museums: 1967

19 May 2018 to 20 May 2018

As part of the Festival of Museums weekend the Art Collection are celebrating 50 years of the University of Stirling and all things 1960s.

Festival of Museums graphic

Freedom Road exhibition

1 Dec 2017 to 30 Mar 2018

This exhibition takes its name from the long, sandy road linking Bechuanaland (now Botswana) to Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), crossing South West Africa (now Namibia) and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) along the way. It was the road along which refugees travelled to escape from the South African oppression in the 1960s, often helped on their desperate journey by humanitarian organisations or mysterious foreign drivers.

Image of Freedom Road

Inside Outside Exhibition

22 Jan 2018 to 27 Jan 2018

A multi-media exhibition of art, photography, video and audio installations, This powerful and hard hitting exhibition is the result of an initiative undertaken by the Encompass Network involving women working inside the sex industry and it provides a rare insight into their hidden world. The exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Art Collection and the Centre for Gender Studies. This project includes outreach work with women at Cornton Vale which will be exhibited in the Pathfoot Building from April onwards.

Money shaped into a triangular shape

Stills at Stirling exhibition

1 May 2017 to 18 Aug 2017

The exhibition includes new work by Scottish photographers Mhairi Law and David Grinly as well as images by some of the best-known photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries, including: Ansel Adams, Robert Mapplethorpe, Julia Margaret Cameron and Edward Weston.

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Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland Exhibition

7 Apr 2017 to 16 Jun 2017

2016 marked 40 years since Scottish Women’s Aid was founded, bringing together a network of local Women’s Aid groups across Scotland. This pioneering movement brought about a sea-change in Scottish society by working to challenge and prevent domestic abuse.

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James Hogg in the World exhibition

15 May 2017

James Hogg (1770-1835), also known as “The Ettrick Shepherd,” lived and worked for most of his life in Ettrick Forest in the Scottish Borders.

An illustrated image of James Hogg